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Fun and Unique Gifts for the Writers in Your Life

Are you looking for great holiday gifts for the writers in your life? Here are some fun, functional, and unique gift ideas not only for the holidays,  but also for birthdays and other special occasions all year round. 1. Favorite Snacks Writers have rituals that include munching on their favorite snacks to keep up their energy and momentum while they work.  F. Scott Fitzgerald loved canned meat and apples, Nora Ephron could down three Krispy Kreme doughnuts in one sitting, and Julia Child's favored red meat and gin. What's your writer's … [Continue reading…]

Ready, Set, Write! Join the Annual Race for 50,000 Words

Every year as trick-or-treaters trail home on Halloween to tally their loot, writers around the world flex their fingers in readiness for National Novel Writing Month, better known as Nanowrimo, that … [Continue reading…]

Hey, Author, No One Has Your Back

  In his post, The Illusion of Patronage, Seth Godin points out that we can no longer depend just on our writing for success. We must engage with our fans, our reading public, through speaking … [Continue reading…]

Dan Blank Tells Us How to Create a Relationship with Our Readers

If you are an author, do yourself a favor and listen to this Q & A with Jennie Nash, book coach, and Dan Blank, author of newly released Be the Gateway: A Practical Guide to Sharing Your Creative … [Continue reading…]

Are You Willing to Help a Reporter Out, and Help Yourself Too?

Reporters and other media are always under deadlines, so a service like Help a Reporter Out (HARO) is a tremendous help in getting the sources they need for their stories. When YOU are source they … [Continue reading…]